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Why this Riverhead bobby swapped the beat for the ballroom

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    A Street-hardened bobby has quit the beat after 21 years to pursue a new career… in ballroom dancing.Riverhead's David Coppen, 55, spent more than two decades at the tough end of policing – working for the Met in the West End, at Heathrow and in Kensington and Chelsea.But as police service cutbacks began to bite and his workload became unmanageable, he resolved to hand in his helmet and tunic in exchange for a more flamboyant outfit.Today, instead of feeling crooks' collars, he's...

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